'Blue Steel'

Perovskia Blue Steel

Thick clouds of heavenly sky blue-to-lavender bloom spikes throughout the entire Summer and into the Fall – providing stunning visual interest just as early season plants are petering out. Tons of tiny flowers form abundant 5-6” panicles held on graceful, erect, silver-toned stems, creating a shimmering soft blue haze that is absolutely irresistible to butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Forms an upright 3’x3’ silvery-green mound of highly aromatic foliage. This new compact “Russian Sage” won’t topple over, look straggly or overtake your other plants as its cousins are prone to do. Truly deer resistant, rabbit resistant and drought tolerant! Provide well-draining with added compost upon planting and then yearly thereafter for best vigor. Tolerates heat and humidity!

Marti B.,
Gardener at Large

Full Sun
Average Water

USDA zones 5-11